# Share my java solution with comments, no long listing

• Well, I find the method which listing a lot of occurrence very clean. But I didn't come up with that. Hope my also solution helps:

``````public String intToRoman(int num) {
String[] romans = {"M", "D", "C", "L", "X", "V", "I"};
int[] nums = {1000, 500, 100, 50, 10, 5, 1};
int i = 0;
int rem = num;
StringBuffer result = new StringBuffer();

//consider corner case, the first letter 'M, since no letter before it:
while(rem >= nums[i]) {  //makes num < 1000
result.append(romans[i]);
rem -= nums[i];
}
i++;

while(rem > 0){
//for C, X, M, the letter before it to do deduction
// is X, I, C, who is ****2 letter**** after it in the array
//each apears only once or none
//the iterator i is the one step ahead, C, X, M, e.g. i=1 for M
if(i%2 == 1){ //i is odd
if(rem >= nums[i-1] - nums[i+1]){
result.append(romans[i+1]);
result.append(romans[i-1]); //e.g. "XC"
rem -= nums[i-1] - nums[i+1];
}
else if(rem >= nums[i]){
result.append(romans[i]); //e.g. "C"
rem -= nums[i];
}
else i++;
}

//for L, V, the letter before it to do deduction
// is X, I, who is ****1 letter**** after it in the array
//again, each apears only once or none
else{//i%2==0 i is even,
if(rem >= nums[i-1] - nums[i]){
result.append(romans[i]);
result.append(romans[i-1]); //e.g. "XL"
rem -= nums[i-1] -  nums[i];
}
else if(rem >= nums[i]){
result.append(romans[i]); //e.g. "L"
rem -= nums[i];
}
else i++;
}
}
return result.toString();
}``````

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